UK and Ireland Poker Tour

The Rise of the Poker Tournament

Victoria Coren | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Sport
Victoria Coren

Until the UK and Ireland Poker Tour was launched, the game of poker had got a bit samey for me. As a member of Team PokerStars Pro, I was travelling the world playing high-level tournaments where everyone seemed to be the same: young, male, clever, mathematical, dressed in sports gear, wearing iPods and talking about statistics.